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Bio-pH Hard Water Acidifier

Description

Reducing the pH of the drinking water to 3.7 slows the digestive system of the animal allowing it time to extract more nutrients from the feed. Added benefits are reduced ammonia in the house and a reduction in the litter as a result of the drier droppings. Independent trials on over 1 million broilers showed an improvement in Feed Conversion Rate (FCR) of up to 0.07 and up to 95% reduction in additional bedding.
 

Most of the pathogenic bacterias are Gram-negative and that's why they are sensitive to acidic ambient. Applying acidifiers to the drinking water will add a bacteriostatic effect to it. Chicken drinks twice the quantity it eats, the acidic drinking water with fewer pathogens can benefit the production rate.

Why should you use Bio-pH acidifier?

  • Very effective acidifier for pH reduction

  • Super concentrated - more active ingredient in a bucket so lower shipping & handling cost 

  • Low dosage- 1:3000 (very low rate) so no need for special applying equipment

  • Effective on removing and dissolving biofilms so prevents drinkers from clogging 

  • Reduces limescale buil-up in the water lines

  • Works perfectly in hard water

How to use Bio-pH acidifier?

Adjust the dilution to achieve a pH of between 3.7 and 4, administer through an acid-resistant proportioner.

Reducing the pH of the drinking water to 3.7 slows the digestive system of the animal allowing it time to extract more nutrients from the feed. Added benefits are reduced ammonia in the house and a reduction in the litter as a result of the drier droppings. Independent trials on over 1 million broilers showed an improvement in Feed Conversion Rate (FCR) of up to 0.07 and up to 95% reduction in additional bedding.

 

Most pathogenic bacteria are Gram-negative and as such are sensitive to acidic environments, which have a bacteriostatic effect. When a chicken is drinking twice the quantity it eats, the acids in the drinking water can have a beneficial effect in the crop, reducing pathogenic development.

Figure 2 shows that below pH 5, many pathogens are stable and not increasing. However, pathogenic bacteria will start rapidly multiplying once the pH goes above pH 5, peaking at pH 7 – 8. While Gram-negative bacteria are sensitive to acids, they also have an in-built protection against water-soluble agents in the lipopolysaccharide outer membrane of their cell wall. This limits the passage of antimicrobial agents into the cell wall, thereby giving them a degree of protection.

However, adding a permeabilizing agent to the acidifier, for instance Biotronic® Top Liquid, can increase the direct antimicrobial activity in the drinking water and in the upper intestinal tract. This is due to the disruption of the outer lipopolysaccharide layer by the permeabilizing complex, enabling a greater uptake of acids into the cell, enhancing the antimicrobial effect.

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